Meet Our Team Members! - Nadia Kovari
Hello! My name is Nadia Kovari and I am the Grants and Partnerships Coordinator at Free Periods Canada, and I have been involved with FPC for one year. My favourite part of being involved with FPC is being a part of a team of driven individuals. FPC is a relatively young organization, and that means that we get to carve our own path. It is a lot of work, but the meaningful things that we do are why I want to be involved in the menstrual equity field.
Why do you care about menstrual equity?
I think it’s so important to recognize that not everyone’s experiences with menstruation are the same. What works for some people, doesn’t work for others. It is for this reason that
research, raising awareness, or even product development is so important in this field. I
believe that things can and will improve for those who menstruate.
Do you have any pets? Can you show pictures of them? (please!)
I have a two-year-old ball python named Indie. She's very friendly, but you definitely have to keep an eye on her or she will get herself stuck somewhere precarious.
What book/movie/song/album changed your outlook on life?
The Moss by Cosmo Sheldrake is one of my favorite songs. It feels like one of those
children’s stories that talk about the oddities of life—the kind of story you never really forget. “Legend has it that the moss grows on the north side of the trees/ Well, legend has it when the rain comes down, all the worms come up to breathe” To me, it expresses all the curiosity one could have about the world around us. Whether that’s looking at the simplicities of nature, or learning from “that old hunched-up woman who lived inside a shoe”. Sometimes, to feel more connected to yourself, you have to look at the things around you.
Plus, it’s a really catchy song.
If you weren't in the career path you're in right now, what would you be doing?
I would run a sheep farm or wool mill. I do a lot of knitting in my free time, and homesteading
on a farm outside of urban development really speaks to me. Who knows, maybe I will someday. Although I’m constantly torn between my need to be close to people and my
growing desire to never talk to anyone again.